It's neither too early or late to remake a movie, especially for the folks over at Twentieth Century Fox who are now on the cusp of reviving more live-action superhero movie lore for millenials. For this, we turn to the 2003 installment of Blade helmer Stephen Norrington's The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which played a bit loose with the original source material and had some pretty gamey visual effects but still provided the necessary steampunk spectacle.

Word now has it that John Davis is now on board to produce the forthcoming reboot with Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly overseeing. The film is based on the 1999 graphic novel by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill and centers on a group of extraordinary individuals brought together to protect the interests of the British Empire in the late 1800's. Such characters included vampiress Mina Hasker, big game hunter and occasional tradesman Allan Quartermain, scientist and submarine navigator Captain Nemo, Dr. Jekyll and his chemical alterego Mr. Hyde, and The Invisible Man.

A television pilot was in the works for a while but was never picked up for series, so perhaps this day and age couldn't be a better time for an LXG resurgence.
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H/T: Variety
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